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Secretary of State

noun [C] uk   us  
(also Secretary) in the UK, a Member of Parliament who is in charge of a government department: She became Secretary of State for Education after spending three years as Environment Secretary. Was the conference a success, Foreign Secretary? in the US, an important government official who has responsibility for relationships with the governments of other countries
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